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Oh Ports, the tents, the drama!! OMG
Arriving at the tents right on time, I got my seating ticket pretty quickly. If you are at all familiar with the Ports 1961 drama then you may have been expecting to see a catfight. Thankfully it went off without a hitch.
The overall theme seemed to be a blending of textures and fabrics. Harder fabrics mixed with soft and silkiness. The color palette ranged from soft beiges to deep greens and chocolate browns. I found the leather caps to die for as well as the gloves. Ports collaborated with Aehrenkranz, designer Anette Becker to create vintage-inspired leather racing and aviator caps. I will be on the look out for these! But I’m digressing. Let's get back to the clothes.
Models glided down the runway in jumpsuits, knit dresses and silks. I really loved this one amazing jacquard cape coat that flowed over a silk mulberry dress. Another piece I found striking was later in the collection. A tobacco sculpted dress that draped over the body made me squeal with delight. Upon leaving I peaked inside the little gift bag to find a little clay ceramic pot for a small plant. Eco-friendly and stylish! All in all Ports 1961 was pretty darn fabulous. I know I’d be attending their next sample sale.
- Jill Goldsberry, Contributing Writer